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Slice of Saugatuck Festival

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Slice of Saugatuck Festival

The 9th Annual Food Tasting and Retail Experience – 2021

Family Fun ~ Live Music Back from the Pandemic – LIVE IN PERSON for 2021

Stop by the ‘LEARN TO COMPOST’ station.  Get your own Starter Kit. Sponsored by Sustainable Westport  

Event Information

Come and see what’s happening in Saugatuck – it’s a renaissance of food, drink and activity.

After highly successful events starting in 2011 the Slice returns for the nineth year on Saturday September 25, 2021 from 2 pm – 5 pm with over four dozen of Saugatuck’s finest restaurants, shops and galleries opening their doors and inviting the community to come and sample their offerings. Walk the streets of Saugatuck Center and taste your way from restaurant to restaurant, to liquor store, to retail merchant and back.

Walk the Slice!!!

There is so much to do for the whole family. Watch a Black Belt Tae Kwon Do demonstration by Westport’s award winning martial artists or check out home decorations and flowers and RR Place. Listen to bands and stroll along the boardwalk at the plaza overlooking the river or get grooving alongside the dance demonstrations. Bring the kids and check out the Fire Department’s antique fire engine, the fire safety trailer and jump in a super bouncy house (not this year due to covid) and learn about Maker Space and 3D printing in Luciano Park.

Grab a map and see if you can taste everything being offered. Your stomach will be full before you get to the end. Get your passport stamped and enter in the lottery for gift certificates to many of these fine venues.

Proceeds to date benefiting the Gillespie Food Pantry $34,000

Specialty Drinks are available from inside most of the participating Restaurants or stop by our 2 Outside Beer Gardens for a beer or wine.

Tickets/Passport $15, (Two for $25) Children 5-12 $5
Tickets can only be bought on-site, day of the event. CASH ONLY  Ticket sales begin at 1:45 pm.



Tickets/Passport $15, (Two for $25) Children 5-12 $5

Tickets can only be bought on-site, day of the event. CASH ONLY  Ticket sales begin at 1:45 pm.


  • Restaurants / Caterers, over 24 of them, will offer free tastings of their signature dishes right in front of their locations.
  • Beer Gardens @ Bridge Square and Rail Road Place.
  • Two dozen retailers will offer information about their existing and upcoming products and services.
  • 7 bands playing at different venues throughout The Slice.
  • All this for an all inclusive $15 (2 for $25) participation fee for adults and $5 for children 5-12. Over $34,000 has been donated to Homes for Hope, Gillespie Center Food Pantry over the years due to this event.
  • Parking is available at any RR parking lot.
  • The goal is to have you see Saugatuck for what it is, where it is. Come and Walk the Slice!

Note: Railroad Place will be closed to be a block party. Access to the train will still be available.



Outside Chance (@Bridge Square)
Silver Steel (@Plaza)
Otis and the Hurricanes (@Railroad Place)
The Howling Barncats (@Black Duck)
Elana Zarabi (@Mystic Market)
School of Rock (@Dunvilles)
Accidental Breakdown (@Riverside Realty)

Bridge Square

Boat Rides (every 30 minutes) at :15 and :45 on the hour

Luciano Park

Tae Kwan Do Demo (3:15pm)

Maker Faire 2 -5 pm

Fire House

Tours and Fire Safety Demonstrations 2- 5

DUE TO COVID – We will not be having bouncy houses. Let’s continue to stay safe.

Participants  (more pending)


Allium Eatery
Black Duck
Cuatro Hermanos
Dunkin Donuts
Harvest Wine Bar
JRs Hot Dogs (Bridge Garage)
Kawa Ni
Lobster Shack @ Rizzutos
Match Burger Lobster
Mystic Market
Rizzutos Oyster Bar
Saugatuck Fresh
Saugatuck Sweets
Tarry Lodge
The Home Cook
The Whelk
Viva Zapata


All Seasons Marine
Blossom & Stem
Bridge Garage
Effi’s Salon
Eleish Van Breems
Gault Family Businesses
Goddard School
Green Cleaners
Hanes Realty
Haus of Pretty
Jan Hiltz Designs
Lifetronic Systems
Minutemen Clearners
N. Lalor Photography
Ninety 9 Bottles
Paul Albert Salon
Riverside Barber
Riverside Realty
Saugatuck Rowing Club
Saugatuck Studio Pilates
Sea Kayak
Tuck Gin
Westport Paddle Club
World Champ. Tae Kwan Do

Beer Gardens

Bridge Square & RR Place







September 25
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Westport Westton Chamber of Commerce


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